MoDo’s Easy Weekend

Okay, okay: So Maureen Dowd’s column this weekend — written by Stephen Colbert — was very funny (the Colbert portion, at least).

But we have to ask: Why didn’t the New York Times just have Colbert write his own op-ed (since, as it is, his “Dowd op-ed” made up 710 of the column’s 865 words)?